“With the help of my doctors, therapist, nutritionist, friends, and family, I am starting to see the light that has been waiting for me at the end of the tunnel for so long. I am setting myself free, learning from the past, and looking to the future. The hopelessness I once felt has slowly faded away, replaced by my newly found strength, passion, and will to live.” Christina
It means surrounding yourself with books, tool, people, and online resources who will be healthy, encouraging and supportive of your journey to recovery. It also requires effort to choose carefully whose words you allow into your head.
To be healthy and get bulimia support, you may need to stay away from those with eating disorders who are not working on recovery. This includes the online support groups, forums and blogs you frequent.
It is possible to get bulimia support from professionals in a variety of ways. For example, some certified eating disorder specialists like Laurie Daily offer e-mail and telephone support. (lauriedaily.com)
The Joy Project (joyproject.org) seeks to make treatment options more accessible to anyone affected and find and implement ways to make treatment more effective. The Joy Project seeks to empower individuals with eating disorders to be active participants in their own recovery. It has monitored and active message boards for those seeking recovery support. Getting the support you need may take effort, but the stakes are too high to ignore this important task.